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Vintage Tupil Lunch/Rice Basket with Dark Brown Coloration from the Philippines

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In the past, many of the Bontoc households had specific baskets for their different daily activities.  This example called the 'Tupil,' was mainly used to bring cooked rice to the field for a midday meal. For the basket's construction, bamboo is combined with heavy strips of bent wood which forms the rims of covers and feet and stitched with rattan lace bindings. In terms of the craftsmanship, this example is transitional - meaning the basket 'transitions' from a square to a circle. Both the lid and base of this piece exhibit these characteristics; the lid from the top down to the opening and the base from the bottom up to the opening.   

A hard-to-find piece that is perfect for the collector. Build an authentic 'gallery quality' collection and look for other vintage Philippine baskets that we offer! Perfect in Traditional, Japandi, Wabi Sabi, Organic Modern or Warm Minimalist environments.  

Place of Origin: Bontoc, Northern Luzon, Philippines

Date of Manufacture: 1950s-1960s

Condition: Excellent

Wear: Consistent with age and use. Repair made to wooden crossbar on lid. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions: 

Lid/Cover: (Lid Top) 8.5 in. L X 8.5 in. W X (Lid Base) 10.5 in. Diam. 

Basket Base: (Top Opening) 9.25 in. Diam. X (Bottom) 8.5 in. L X 8.5 in. W 

Total: 9 in H

Reference: Philippine Basketry - An Appreciation, Robert F. Lane (pg. 81). Examples can be found as part of the permanent collections in the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois, the Milwaukee Public Museum and Mueso Kordilyera.

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